Ranking Member Roe Receives Congressional Caregiver Champion Award from Elizabeth Dole Foundation
Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.), the Ranking Member of the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, released the following statement after receiving the Congressional Caregiver Champion Award from the Elizabeth Dole Foundation during the foundation's Heroes and History Makers event on Wednesday night:
“To receive this award from the Elizabeth Dole Foundation is an incredible honor,” said Dr. Roe. “Over the course of my ten years on the Veterans’ Affairs Committee, I have had the opportunity to meet countless caregivers, many of whom have served in uniform themselves, and now care for our soldiers, aviators, and sailors upon their return home. We are forever in debt to them for answering the call to care, and I am eternally grateful to the Foundation for all the hard work they do on behalf of America’s veterans, caregivers, and their families – it is truly God’s work. I am proud to be their voice in Congress.”
“Congressman Phil Roe has led the development of legislative solutions to the toughest issues facing veterans, their families and caregivers. Our Foundation was proud to support him in successfully passing perhaps his most historic and hard-fought win, the 2018 VA MISSION Act,” said Steve Schwab, CEO of the Elizabeth Dole Foundation. “It was our honor to recognize Congressman Roe’s leadership, commitment to the veterans’ community and endless compassion for our military caregivers.”
The Elizabeth Dole Foundation is the preeminent organization empowering, supporting, and honoring our nation’s military caregivers. Founded by Senator Elizabeth Dole in 2012, the Foundation adopts a comprehensive approach in its support and advocacy, working with leaders in the public, private, nonprofit, and faith communities to recognize military caregivers’ service and promote their well-being. The Foundation’s Hidden Heroes campaign brings vital attention to the untold stories of military caregivers and provides a network for military caregivers to connect with their peers and access carefully vetted resources.